Salt-Tolerant Plants for Florida


If you think that the state or Florida offers a wealth of plant material and good growing environment, you're right. But try gardening near or on the Atlantic and the Gulf coasts, and you may have problems. Winds carry salt spray inland, leaving salt
deposits on plants. Salt causes water to move out of the plants in a process called exosmosis. Especially on young leaves, this often results in the marginal burning and loss of leaves in non-salt-tolerant plants.

Plant damage may also result from driving rains and frequently heavy surf.

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